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How Will Self-Driving Cars Change Our Lives?

How Will Self-Driving Cars Change Our Lives?

It’s safe to say that we now live in the future. Self-driving cars by multiple companies are being tested throughout the world for safety and the ability to get to the right place in a timely fashion. This brings up a few concerns not only for the general public but also for people who are involved with the automobile industry. Before you decide whether self-driving cars are best for humanity, it’s important to learn what benefits and downsides there are to self-driving vehicles.

The benefits of self-driving vehicles

Self-driving cars bring about great safety benefits. There won’t be any more accidents caused by distracted drivers. Fatigued drivers or drivers that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will also no longer injure people and put the lives of others at risk. Although these are great possibilities, we are still far away from everyone making a transition to self-driving cars, so traditional vehicles aren’t a thing of the past quite yet.

Auto attorneys Gordon & Doner have a few questions about the new technology. What will happen in the event that driving situations change and quick human judgments are required? Also, will things truly be safer for drivers in the event that any technology malfunctions? Unfortunately these are realities that must be considered before supporting the full implantation of self-driving cars.

Then there’s also question about how it will change the insurance industry. Because computers make less errors than humans, in theory there will be fewer accidents. It might develop to the point where insurance is not required for anyone. Whenever accidents occur, it will be the designers of the self-driving system that pay for any errors, effectively changing how the insurance system works for good.

It’s going to be a gradual change

Chances are that self-driving cars and manual vehicles will share the road for a good amount of time before the transition is widespread. Either way it will be fascinating to see how things develop and the impact on safety and the auto insurance industry.

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